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forward a comprehensive balanced approach to deficit reduction to eliminate the sequester, but this is congress' responsibility. it needs to take action. >> there is a couple of bipartisan group of senators making proposals. senators says the administration has the right to prioritize spending, and the senator suggesting the furloughs are postponed to give congress another chance to revisit sequesteration, other senators, republican and democrat, asking the transportation secretary and head of the faa if they might be able toe move money around. what's your response? >> well, a couple things. one, i think the fact that various lawmakers suggest remedies confirms what i said, which is only taking action to the result of the sequester that republicans insisted take place, but let's be clear about the faa cannot take because of the way the budgets are structured and the way the law imposing the sequester is written. they are required by law to cut about 1 billion dollars between now and end of the september. that's 637 million from the faa. the faa initiated a series of cost
-called grand bargain we could devise a balance deficit reduction package for one year that avoids sequestration in fy 2014. we simply cannot continue to ignore the effect of sequestration. sequestration will have a major impact on military personnel. though the pay of military personnel has been exempted, the sequester would reduce military readiness in the services for the troops including schools for military children, family support programs and transition assistance programs and mental health and other counseling programs. the president's budget request continues a major drawdown of active duty and reserve strength. we have in recent years given the department numinous force shaping authorities to allow it to reduce its strength in a responsible way ensuring that the services maintain the proper force mix and avoiding grade and occupational disparities, all of which have long term affect. if sequestration continues, the result would be ore pripitous foe structe that is ou of t the requirements of our defense strategy. sequestration has already affected military readiness. we have heard test
the sided search for a piece deficit that i don't think exists. we went to that in the '90s. to undermine the readiness and capabilities to get the arsenal and they are expanding. we should be expanding hours. but to have a significant impact of the capabilities to reach the intelligence community just in time when we need it the most. to be asked about the effects of sequestration of the intelligence community and i have quoted you several times on this and it is very profound. olmec we're cutting real capability and accepting greater risk for intelligence shorter hours for public parks or longer lines at the airports for intelligence it is insidious. the capability you don't know about that until you notice that. you'll notice ny when we have the same" end quote. and i think that is the belief and the reasonthat is in the military is super bear to deal with threats around the world has the intelligence community uses capability.we are making us lese and i look to our witnesses how the current budget cuts accurately assess these threats especially those separate from resources. such talk
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